Last but Not Least: A Guide to Proofreading Text

Last but Not Least: A Guide to Proofreading Text

By Leslie Vermeer

Nothing is more infuriating than working hard on an essay or work report only to realize you let an embarrassing typo slip through after you’ve submitted it. Proofreading is hard work, and often left until the final hours or minutes before a deadline, so it’s easy to slack off on this final step—but proofreading doesn’t have to be as hard as you think, especially if you know how the pros do it.

"Last but Not Least" is a combination primer and workbook to teach you the specific skills you need to find grammar gremlins, typos, and other slips that mar your copy and compromise communication. Whether you're a student or a teacher, an administrative assistant or a communications specialist, a novice in the field, or a seasoned professional, the techniques and processes in "Last but Not Least" will help you create perfect documents. 

Topics include:

  • Punctuation and mechanics
  • Grammar basics
  • Spelling, including common typos and substitutions
  • Proofreading visual communication
  • Proofreading to make sense

Recent Books

McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbook 2nd Edition

Cover to Cover: What First-Time Authors Need to Know about Editing

Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)